International and Comparative Labor

George Boyer, Chair

Faculty in the Department of International and Comparative Labor (ICL) are concerned with understanding and comparing labor and employment systems and practices in other countries and regions of the world, and with analyzing the dynamics of globalization as they relate broadly to work and capital.

The ICL department offers a broad range of courses on such topics as globalization, development economics, union revitalization, international labor rights, comparative industrial relations, international migration, cross-cultural organizational behavior, comparative social policy and social movements, and strategic human resource management, as well as courses on specific countries and world regions. Among the faculty are specialists on Asia, Europe, Latin America, Africa, and North America. Members of the ICL department are affiliated with academic departments across the school.


ILR IC 9800 Fall 2015 workshop series (PDF, 236 KB)


Courses of Study

See course schedules and descriptions for undergraduate and graduate students. Also review the List of Approved Courses for Distribution Requirement (PDF, 93 KB) for Fall 2015.

Graduate Programs

Learn more about our graduate degree programs and the MILR Graduate Degree Concentration in International and Comparative Labor.


Contact Information

375 Ives Faculty Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Ph: (607) 255-4524
Fax: (607) 255-6840

Anne Sieverding
Administrative Assistant